Say ‘Bonjour’ to Nordstrom’s new online ‘pop-in’ shop
By Brittany Anas
Oh-la-la! Say Bonjour to Nordstrom’s latest shopping experiment. The department store debuted its first-ever “Pop-In Shop,” and it’s Parisian-themed. (Think of it as a tiny boutique within the store).
Nordstrom’s French Fling Pop-In Shop is only in eight brick-and-mortar stores — but it’s open for all to shop online. (Tip: Save up to 6 percent Cash Back on your Nordstrom purchases when you buy through ShopAtHome.com).
Paris Fashion Week helped inspired Olivia Kim, director of creative projects for Nordstrom. Kim carefully curated a charming French collection, with pieces — including some limited-edition ones — from designers like Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Kenzo … to name drop a few.
The collection runs through Nov. 10. A new pop-in shop with a different theme will take its place.
Here’s what Kim has to say about her French crush: “Charming cafes, croissants, berets, New Wave cinema, words I adore like parmplemousse and framboise — there is so much to love about the City of Light.”
Her collection includes everything from vintage-inspired luggage, cheerful pom necklaces, lil’ macaroon coin purses and tres chic Breton striped T-shirts.
Here’s a few of our faves from the Parisian collection:
- Oh-la-la T-shirt: Admittedly, T-shirts with foreign language text makes those of us who are monolingual a little nervous. Does the shirt say “kick me, I’m an idiot?” or “I don’t know this language and bought this T-shirt?” That’s why we can get down with this T-shirt that says “Oh-la-la” (we all know that endearing expression) with a hand pointing up at the stud donning the shirt. It’s a unisex tee from Halogen from $20.
- Breton stripes long-sleeve shirt: How much French can you get into one shirt? How about Breton stripes in red and navy with a wee little embroidered French bulldog on the chest?
- Strawberry Macaroon Coin Purse: Yum! This playful little pastry even smells like strawberries on the inside. It’s a steal at $12.95.
- Albert Custom Loafers: These shoes come with a love story. The designer, Francois du Chastel, fell head over heels (pun intended) with a girl and created a special pair of shoes for her. He embroidered a verse on the inner sole: “Je ne puis demeurer… loin de toi plus longtemps.” Translation: “I cannot live far away… from you any longer.” These fun sued flats have a # or @ symbol on the toes.
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